Dr Shah will assess the potential causes of your gum recession and advise yours accordingly on how to proceed. It is imperative that the cause of recession is addressed and controlled to prevent its progression and to allow any treatment to be successful.
The treatment approach to managing recession depends on the individual circumstances and what our intended aims are.
Wherever possible Dr Shah will aim for:
Surgery is carried out under local anaesthetic. Intravenous sedation can be arranged upon request. Most techniques require the use of a gum graft, which is harvested from your palate. This is carefully harvested using microsurgical techniques. The palate is carefully sutured, and a dressing is often placed. The harvested gum tissue is then carefully secured with stitches.
To improve outcomes, it is common to utilise biologic agents such as enamel matrix protein derivatives during surgery. There use can reduce complications, improve healing and increase the probability of achieving complete coverage of the exposed root surfaces.
Benefits of treating recession include: